NEW SERVICE – ASD Diagnostic Testing

We Are Now Offering ASD Diagnostic Testing!

ADOS is a standardized diagnostic tool to help diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

We have a qualified staff member that will complete the ASD Screening using the ADOS tool with your child and will send the results directly to your paediatrician or to our psychologist for an official diagnosis.

This service will be available for children ages 2 – 8.

Publicly funded assessments often have very long waitlists, so we are very happy to be able to offer this service in our community!

Have questions about ASD testing?

Call our office at 705.792.5272 or email us at

Speech-Language Pathologist, Speech Therapist and Communicative Disorders Assistant?

What is the difference between a Speech-Language Pathologist, a Speech Therapist and a Communicative Disorders Assistant?

A Speech-Language Pathologist or SLP is a university trained professional who assesses and treats people that have a communication difficulty. In Ontario, SLPs have a Masters Degree (or equivalent) and must be registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO).

SLPs used to be known as Speech Therapists (STs) however, today the title SLP is preferred. This is to help the general public be more aware of the SLP’s role in working with other aspects of communication, not just speech or articulation.

A Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA) has earned a post graduate diploma in Communicative Disorders. CDAs are trained to assist an SLP and deliver therapy under the supervision of an SLP. In each individual case the SLP determines whether or not working with a CDA is the best course of action for individual therapy. CDA hourly rates are lower than SLP rates, therefore offering a more cost-effective way of receiving therapy.